Magazine article Work & Family Life

Helpful, Sensitive New Guide for Family Caregivers

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Helpful, Sensitive New Guide for Family Caregivers

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If you are caring for an aging or ill parent or a f-amily member with physical or emotional difficulties, you will find this book full of insightful, sensitive and practical advice.

I'll Take Care of You: A Practical Guide for Family Caregivers by Joseph Illardo, Ph.D., and Carole R- Rothman, Ph.D., covers a wide range of topics not usually dealt with in books on caregiving such as coming to terms with anger and resentment on the part of both the caregiver and the care recipient, balancing needs and setting boundaries, the importance of maintaining realistic expectations as a caregiver and how to recognize and cope with caregiver burnout.

The authors (he is a social worker and she's a psychologist) take the reader through the whole process of caregiving from a description of the factors involved in being "appointed" a caregiver (see Elder Care on page 3 ofthis issue) to coping with a care recipient's death. …

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